Local Early Childhood Education School Achieves National Accreditation | Education


A local early childhood school has achieved national recognition that recognizes dedication to a well-rounded educational environment.

On July 7, Children’s Lighthouse Oak Forest announced that the school had achieved accreditation from Cognia, a national nonprofit education organization.

Founded in the fall of 2020, Children’s Lighthouse Oak Forest serves families with children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. In addition to education and child care during traditional school hours, Children’s Lighthouse also offers interactive before and after school programs and summer camps.

Alexis Legg, a former Spring Branch ISD teacher and local resident, runs Oak Forest School at 2109 W. 34e St.

“It is an honor to receive this accreditation from Cognia,” said Legg. “We have worked extremely hard to ensure that our students receive the best possible and comprehensive education to prepare them for success. Being part of the Cognia network will provide us with even more growth opportunities and insights as we look to the future.

Cognia said the organization accredits early learning schools based on a set of five performance standards focused on improving early learning, growth and development as well as the continuous improvement of the organization. These standards are the goal and the direction; governance/management; teach/assess to learn; resources and support systems; and using the results for continuous improvements.

The organization said the Oak Forest Children’s Lighthouse received its Cognia accreditation because of its “dedication to providing high-quality educational opportunities as well as building community among its staff, leaders and of his students”.

“We are extremely proud of Alexis and the entire Oak Forest team for joining a network of schools leading the way in early childhood education,” said Michael Brown, President of Children’s Lighthouse Franchise Company. “Cognia accreditation is a testament to their ongoing commitment to excellence in all aspects of the school, from educational programming to community involvement.”

For more information about the Children’s Lighthouse in Oak Forest, check out its Facebook page or the website childrenslighthouse.com/oakforest.


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